[pct-l] potential new water source south of snow creek faucet
public at postholer.com
Fri May 11 18:06:54 CDT 2012
Thanks for the info!
Here's the google map location (or very close to it) that you refer to:
The WGS84, decimal degree location is:
I've updated the 'Narrow Gap' way point on the map to indicate 'possible
water 1,000 feet south'
In the postholer data book 'Narrow Gap' is at 193.3 miles.
Being that this drainage has its head at Fuller Ridge TH, filtering may
be a good idea. Cars, parking, oil, etc.
I wanted to mention a possibly previously unreported water source in the
northern portion of section B. At mile 193.6 in the data book (might be
slightly different on Half Mile's map) labeled "Narrow gap". You know
you've gone too far when you pass through the gap and very shortly enter
the burn area - the character of the landscape changes abruptly. Just
as the trail is curving left to enter the gap, turn right and walk
cross-country down the slope through fairly open living (not burned)
pine forest to a dirt road, or a junction of two roads, one of which
you've already spotted during the northbound descent into here. Cross
the road (appearing to be unused for quite a while with plants growing
on it)) and proceed to the bottom of the bowl/ravine/drainage and you
will find a healthy flowing creek that seems to drain the north slope of
Fuller Ridge. As of the evening of May 7th (4 days ago), it was around
2-5 feet wide it showed no sign of being on it's last legs. I'm
guessing that the total distance off the trail is under 200 yards -
There is ample and beautiful camping nearby.
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